the other night i was putting parker to sleep. our usual routine. pajamas on, brush teeth (he hates this. so, confession: sometimes i skip it.), read a book, tell him his feet are stinky and he laughs... then we turn on the white noise, sit down in the rocker, and i nurse him to sleep. this particular night, he was taking awhile to settle down (who am i kidding? this happens often.). he'd had a long nap ending at 4 pm so i suspect he wasn't tired enough. nursed one side, then wanted the other. did some nursing gymnastics (they truly believe your boob is not actually attached to your body sometimes, yes?), and then after about 45 minutes finally got sleepy and began to close his eyes. in the dark, i knew he was beginning to go into sleep because the nursing became sporadic and he was still and quiet. after at least five minutes of this, i thought he might be asleep, but i still whispered: "how much does mama love you?" and, he did what he always does, and with his one free arm, stretched it sleepily up into the air as if to say "thiiiiis much!" then he put it back down and went to sleep.
p.s. this is the bedhead of a toddler who has lots of hair. every morning and every nap. boy needs a stylist. and do you know he's had at least 3 trims thus far?
p.p.s. and remember this post? when i said i needed bedroom inspiration i meant i wanted to do the exaaact same thing i saw on pinterest.